Fast charging batteries with Nickel Foil   In 2016, Wang and his colleagues added nickel foil to lithium-ion battery interiors to heat them and help them perform better in the freezing cold. In the new study, they similarly used nickel foil to warm EV batteries and boost their performance, a strategy they also pursued in […]

Assorted five New Battery Technologies

Assorted five New Battery Technologies 1. NanoBolt lithium tungsten batteries Working on battery anode materials, researchers at N1 Technologies, Inc. added tungsten and carbon multi-layered nanotubes that bond to the copper anode substrate and build up a web-like nano structure. 2. Zinc-manganese oxide batteries challenging conventional assumptions, a team based at DOE’s Pacific Northwest National […]

Extend batteries lives by 30% using a simple circuit.

Larry Udell has come up with technology for chargers that can extend a battery’s life by 30%. His major accomplishments lie in the fact that he licenses and patents inventions in Silicon Valley and has consulted with big names like Samsung, HP and others. This invention is most useful where battery life is hyper-critical, like […]

Battery powered Locomotives to be made in Chicagoland

Metra to make battery-powered locomotives Metra has gotten an order of 3 locomotives with an option for 3 more at this time. The locos have a range of 150 miles or 240 km per charge Zero emissions locomotives are a small step to decarbonize all mobility applications. Reference:

VoltStorage raised 24 mn USD from Cummins engines

VoltStorage raised 24 mn USD from Cummins engines.                 Renewable energy has not taken over since it’s very tough to store anywhere. There are numerous ways to store renewable energy. The scales of Lithium Ion battery production makes them easier to obtain than other batteries but they are still challenges including supply […]

Influit develops liquid lithium ion flow batteries Influit moves to commercialize its ultra-high density liquid batteries By Loz Blain 8-10 minutes Illinois Tech spinoff Influit Energy says it’s coming out of stealth mode to commercialize a rechargeable electrofuel – a non-flammable, fast-refuelling liquid flow battery that already carries 23% more energy than lithium batteries, at half the cost. Very much targeted at […]

Batteries from Trees: Northvolt and Stora Enso

Stora Enso and Northvolt are joining hands to make lignin based anodes of Carbon. Scandinavian trees will be used as raw material to make hard carbon anodes for batteries. Raw materials that are sourced sustainably and locally from Nordic countries are going to be used. Stora Enso will provide the technology to convert wood into […]